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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishbacklashback‧lash /ˈbæklæʃ/ noun [countable]  PPGa strong negative reaction by a number of people against recent events, especially against political or social developmentsbacklash against The 1970s saw the first backlash against the women’s movement.backlash from The management fear a backlash from fans over the team’s poor performances.
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backlashBut it was not long before a backlash began.The attacks have sparked a bitter backlash against the revolutionary forces.He advised caution in the anti-bourgeois backlash, recognising the damage it could cause to the already frail economy.Gascoigne and his colleagues would have faced a fierce backlash had Lazio lost to bitter local rivals Roma in the Olympic Stadium.But it was time for backlash.a growing backlash from angry votersPerhaps he will hold back, not least for fear of the international backlash such a violation of democracy would trigger.In partial deference to that pOtential backlash, current incumbents did not actively seek committee endorsement.Members of the Rifle and Pistol Club fear a public backlash against their sport after a recent armed raid in the village.Nevertheless, the subsequent press reviews demonstrated that no Smiths backlash was in motion.The backlash against women who value their careers comes in numerous guises.backlash againstThe 1970s saw the first backlash against the emerging women's movement.
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